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I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband Bill, 3 sons, 2 dogs,, 2 horses-now 1, bottle calves and Chicks. I love to Quilt. I enjoy Horses,Gardening, Flowers, Archery, Camping, Fishing, Bottle Calves and all things with animals. I started sewing when I was 8 for 4-H, and have sewed off and on since. I discovered how fun quilting was over 7 years ago. I still sew on a Kenmore that was a graduation gift in 1981. I have a New Kenmore 385.19, and a Viking 400, a Singer Treadle, a Featherweight. and a Viking Ruby. In February 2010 I purchased an APQS Longarm , and Love everyone of them. I taught my 1st paper-piecing class, it was such a blast!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

5 Quilts Done

It has been a crazy couple of weeks but thru it all I have been able to continue quilting and what a blessing that has been.
I came down with a cold that turned kind of nasty. Just when I thought I was over it I started getting pains in my upper right side when breathing that continued to get worse and it has been determined that it is Pleurisy. ( Typically it follows Phnemonia)Now for those of you have had it before, I feel for you, and those of you that haven't feel blessed and pray that you never do! The only thing I can compare it to was a few years ago I ended up with a collapsed lung and it feels pretty similar to that.
But on the bright side it is healing! I spend a lot of time with a moist heat pad and warmth and Advil has become my new best friend. (Though am down to two of them every four hours)Yeah!!
Thru it all I have found that I can still stand and quilt with out it bothering a whole lot. Thank goodness or I think I would be going CRAZY not doing anything. I still get pretty tired easily but can deal with that too.

On another note I am pretty EXCITED I have had one of our Local Quilt Store's call and offer me a job!! Now I know I really don't need one, but I am thinking I will, just because I miss working in a fabric store. I have asked the hubby what he thinks and he hasn't really answered me one way or the other so am not totally sure what that means. But will see what the next couple of weeks brings.

Well I better get this posted. I hope this finds all healthy and keeping busy or at least able to put a few stitches together. Take Care and Have a WONDERFUL rest of the WEEK!!

These are the 5 New quilts that I have finished quilting for Project Warmth
I quilted this one with a ferns and feathers Design


#57 Feather Meander Design
#58 Feathers and Daisy's Design

#59 Feathers and Daisy's Design

Have a BEAUTIFUL Week!!


  1. Yeah for you! Hope you get to take the job. I'm sure you'd be great and love working in a LQS. I know I miss working now. Your quilting looks great!

  2. Love Love LOVE all your quilts! I have been in a slump...but feel a big quilting week coming on! Tomorrow I go to do hand print pillows with 2 classes of Kindergarteners. Wish me luck! Hope this finds you MUCH better! What quilt shop? Was it one that I went to? Inquiring minds want to know! lolol

  3. So glad you are feeling better. Love the quilts and good luck with the job decision.